Duck season

The South Texas rut  is in full swing and high scoring bucks like this one are r

It took a while, but old man winter is finally here, and just in time for deer hunters to get in on the movement of bucks that are just now beginning to come to feeders. If you’re lucky enough to have a South Texas lease, bucks are definitely in the rut, and now is when some of the highest scoring racks will be tagged.

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The South Zone duck season opens Oct. 31. The youth duck season was last weekend

A whole lot of wind and rain has brought a flood of water to East and Southeast Texas that will likely slow the fishing down on Sabine Lake and East Galveston Bay. But Sam Rayburn guide Bill Fondren says the crappie and bass fishing there is still pretty darned good.

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The first split of the duck season closed with a bang on Nov. 25, with lots of great reports coming in from hunters at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area and the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. The second half of the duck season will open Dec. 8 and run through Jan. 27.

Goose hunts have been hit and miss. Best shoots have been on windy days over rice or plowed fields west of Beaumont in the Winnie area.

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